Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Saturday said that the in-power Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will stand united in the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha elections against the Opposition.
"An ideological battle is going on the country. At one side of this fight is BJP and on the other are all those parties who are fighting in different parts of the country for their existence. Their only motive is to push the BJP at the back in 2019 elections," Singh said after chairing a BJP leaders' meeting here.
"As the government schemes are getting implemented, these forces are in fear. We have to unite our BJP cadres against the impure grand alliance. We will stand united for 2019 elections against grand alliance," he added.
Meanwhile, National Conference (NC) leader Omar Abdullah earlier on Saturday urged the regional parties to come together to defeat the BJP in the forthcoming 2019 general elections.
"The question you asked about Mamata didi's proposal, is what we are discussing- how best can regional parties come together to take on BJP in general elections," Abdullah said in Kolkata.
His statement came a day after he met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Howrah to discuss the prevailing situation in the country.
On a related note, the general elections are due to be held in April or May 2019 to constitute the seventeenth Lok Sabha.